FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman is an educational children's show with a sense of humor. Part game show, part reality show, it is hosted by an animated dog named Ruff Ruffman. Ruff works from his headquarters, which is the most complex and technologically advanced doghouse ever built. He sends six young contestants out on a variety of challenges and declares a winner at the end of each show. Their prizes are often less than desirable, but everyone learns and has fun. The show is partially funded by the National Science Foundation, so many of the challenges involve applying scientific knowledge in the real world.